Faith. Relationship. Career

Thursday, 26 May 2016

GODLY vs GOODLY DATING


Many times, we desire a Godly relationship but follow worldly standards in order to achieve it. Our hearts are in the right place but when faced with an opportunity to make that decision, we try to do it in our power; calculating and trying to decide if someone is GOOD for us.

Being good doesn't necessarily mean you're saved. To be saved is to exercise grace and faith. A man/woman can be kind for days but a life without Christ still doesn't guarantee a relationship with God.

If you've developed a relationship with God and your love for him is genuine, anything that pushes you out of his will and presence will make you uncomfortable. That guy or girl might be as good as it gets, but if you don't share a spiritual bond, that relationship will quickly go sour as you cannot be with someone who doesn't value the most important thing to you.

For example, if you have a partner who desires no relationship with your family, it would make you question their commitment to you. That's the same as with God. If your partner doesn't value your relationship with God, you should question their commitment towards you. Choosing to stay in that relationship will either draw you away from your Family/God or away from your partner.

Even in business, you wouldn't partner with someone who doesn't share in your goals and aspirations. Likewise in Godly relationships, you shouldn't partner with someone who doesn't share in your goals. In a Godly relationship, the goal should be to honor, love and serve God together. In doing so, loving and serving each other becomes easier and more fulfilling.

Personally, I know my failed relationships were as a result of placing too much importance on my abilities. I figured if I do this, then so and so will happen. In the past, I've prayed for a God fearing man who loves God and bla bla bla (can't be unleashing my list on here.lol). Although being God fearing was the most important thing to me, many times I found myself settling for a 'good guy' who simply made sense...I mean why not?

Just like the bible says "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" - 2 Corinthians 6:14. If pleasing God is your utmost priority then how do you successfully accomplish this if your 'good guy' doesn't have that strong desire to please God.

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